ARMA was incorporated on September 22, 1950 by the originators who were Registered Nurses and assistants in local medical offices, hence the title “Registered” applies to our members. We are registered with the Federal Government, Washington, DC, and have been designated a non-profit organization.
Being a national registry, we are represented in every state, including corpsmen and medics in military service hospitals and clinics, and currently have a membership in the many thousands. We are not an employment agency, training center or a school operating for profit, but rather an organization whose purpose is to advance the status and professionalism of the Medical Assistant. Our members are represented in many areas within the medical allied health professions.
We are now seeing the results of our efforts in that many medical facilities now require registration (certification) prior to hiring new employees. This is manifesting itself into upgrading the “Medical Assistant” as a true professional as well as upgrading her/his salary scale.
The many schools and colleges with whom we are affiliated incorporate their students’ registration with their graduation exercises.
Currently, the requirement for annual renewal is the accumulation of a minimum of 12 Continuing Educational Activities – equivalent to learning, or attendance in some area within the medical field – to maintain one’s proficiency and professionalism.
Since, as stated earlier, many of our members are certified in other areas within the medical profession and are required by those organizations to obtain CEU’s to comply, we may accept those acquired to satisfy our requirements.
We are always on the lookout for additional areas, which may assist our members to a better way of life while keeping our fees as low as possible.
The Registry is an independent organization in no way connected to other medical assisting certifying agencies or organizations. We operate with a Board of Directors of which the Director and Executive Secretary are the primary officers involved in the day-to-day operation of the office. Work performed by all Board Members is done without remuneration.
A CMA (AAMA) for every patient
The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.
CMA (AAMA) Core Values
Actively participate in the delivery of quality health care.
Promote patient safety and well-being.
Contribute to a positive health care experience for patients.
Demonstrate integrity and respect, and protect patient confidentiality.
Advocate the essential value of certification and continuing education.
Embrace change, growth, and learning.
GA Health Partnership – GMCF
1455 Lincoln Parkway East, Suite 750
Atlanta, GA 30346-2200
Phone: (678) 527-3010 (local) or (800) 414-4358
FAX: (678) 527-3001
Promote a healthy economy, strong communities, and protect consumers in Alaska.
David Worrell, Licensing Examiner
(907) 269-8196 (fax)
550 W. 7th Avenue., Suite 1500
Anchorage, AK 99501-3567
2401 Colonial Drive, 2nd Floor
PO Box 202953
Helena MT 59620-2953
Phone: (406) 444-4980
Fax: (406) 444-3456
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Connecticut Nurse’s Aide Registry at:
Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS#12APP
Hartford, CT 06134
(860) 509-7603 Press Option#1
To contact Prometric:
CT Nurse Aide
7941 Corporate Dr.
Nottingham MD 21236
The Professional and Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) is responsible for implementing the licensing regulations for 51 different professions and vocations. Twenty-five (25) licensing regulatory boards and commissions are administratively attached to DCCA/PVL, as well as twenty-six (26) licensing programs (those without a board or commission). The division provides staff support to the licensing regulatory boards, handles applications, licenses, reviews and processes renewals, and maintains license records. The division provides guidance for proper implementation of the licensing laws and administrative rules for the 51 licensing areas.
Hawaii Department of Commerce & Consumers Affairs
Professional & Vocational Licensing Division
PO Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: (808) 734-2101 Ext. 122
FAX: (808) 734-8318
Division of Health Care Quality
10 West Street
Boston, MA 02111
Phone: (617) 753-8143
Verification: (617) 753-8192
FAX: (617) 753-8096
The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is the primary state health agency for the state of Alabama.
The mission of the Alabama Department of Public Health is to promote, protect, and improve the health of individuals and communities of Alabama.
The Alabama Department of Public Health will lead the state in assuring the health of Alabamians by promoting healthy, safe, prepared, and informed communities.
Alabama law designates the State Board of Health as an advisory board to the state in all medical matters, matters of sanitation, and public health. The Medical Association, which meets annually, is the State Board of Health. The State Committee of Public Health meets monthly between the annual meetings and is authorized to act on behalf of the State Board of Health. The
State Health Officer is empowered to act on behalf of the State Committee of Public Health when the committee is not in session.
More than 135 years ago, medical leaders in Alabama advocated constitutional authority to oversee matters of public health. The purpose of the authority was to develop a system of hygiene to preserve and prolong life; to plan an educational program for all people on the rules which govern a healthful existence; and to determine a way for enforcing health laws for the welfare of all people.
Nurse Aide Registry Coordinator
Suniaja Smith, ASA
Phone: (334) 206-5169
NCCT is an independent credentialing organization that has tested healthcare professionals and instructors throughout the United States since 1989. NCCT provides multiple qualifying paths for certification in allied health roles.
7007 College Blvd Suite 385
Overland Park KS 66211
Phone: 800 875 4404
Fax: 913 498 1243
Monday-Friday 7:30am to 7:00pm CST
Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm CST